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Last of a series
In terms of its small enrollment
and substantial expenses, what value
is the Residential College to the
University at large?
And now that the RC has com-
pleted its first four years as an
"educational laboratory", w h a t
should be the future course of the
experimental college?
These are two of the questions
which many members of the Uni-
versity community are asking now
that the Residential College's first
freshman class will graduate this
In order to provide answers to



The residentialr
After four years
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successful ones back to the literary
A major goal of the LSA review
committee is to determine what edu-
cational programs might be feasibly
implemented in the larger p a r e n t
Members of the committe will also
look into teaching, curriculum; coun-
seling and other areas of the college,
possibly determining the direction
of RC in the oncoming years.
"I feel the committee will be a
key in what the future decisions on
RC will be," says Alfred Sussman,
acting dean of the literary college.
The review committee will like-
ly take into account widespread
criticism of the Residential College
as voiced by students and faculty
members outside the college.

A major criticism directed at the
RC is that the college serves too few
students at too high a cost per stu-
"Some faculty believe that a dis-
porportionate share of expenditures
are made at Residential College,
and that it would be better for
everybody if the money was spent to
benefit the larger LSA college," says
President Robben Fleming.
According to Ted Newcomb, one
of the founders of RC and the as-
sociate director of the college, t h e
average cost per RC student during
the program's first year was 50 per
cent higher than costs for students
in the literary college.
However, Newcomb adds that now
the initial costs have tapered down,
See RC, Page 7

these and other similar questions, a group of liberal arts students who
soon-to-be formed LSA committee live and attend specially-designed
will shortly begin several months of classes in the college's home, at East
study of all aspects of the college's
initial years. Quad.
Conceived as an answer to the When the LSA faculty voted in
growing size and impersonality of 1967 to approve the Residential Col-
the University, the Residential Col- lege and its experimental programs,
lege - a division of the literary col- they did so with the idea of test-
lege - each year admits a small ing these programs and exporting


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Presiden.t Robben Fleming
has narrowed down the choice
for who is to be the next dean
of the literary college to two
candidates, The Daily learned
late last night.
According to highly reliable
sources, one of the candidates is
geology Prof. Frank Rhodes. Also
under consideration is a member
of the University of Texas teach-
ing or administrative staff, the
sources said.
Reached early this morning,
Rhodes expressed regrets that he
was unable to comment on the
possibility of his appointment.
' The sources said Rhodes had
been introduced to the Regents at'
a closed meeting yesterday after-
The remaining candidates for
the LSA deanship were narrowed
down from a list of candidates
submitted. to Fleming early this
'ek by the LSA DeanrSearch

16% HIKE
Besides establishing a new
judicial system for the Uni-
versity at their monthly meet-
ing yesterday, the Regents ap-
proved a 16 per cent tuition








Committee. h i k e and reaffirmed their
The final decision will be made policy of voting all University
by Fleming, sources have said, and investments w i t h corporate
the Regents are expected to ap- management.
prove the final appointment
either before or at their next' For the fourth time in five "
meeting. years, the Regents approved a
The search committee, consist- substantial tuition increase for all
ing of six faculty members and University students at this campus.
three students, was appointed by Although the hike was not un- -
Fleming to find a successor to expected, yesterday marked its
former LSA Dean William Hays, first formal announcement. Ex-
pressions of "regret" character-
Goodbie ized regental reaction to the in- President Flemng and the Regents discuss tuition hike at their op
crease in tuition rates. __-___
Unlike some educators, The Altogether, students will be pay-
Daily can maintain its tenure ing 16 per cent more for their E ECUTIVE COMMITTEE
on campus without harried and tuition, though out-of-state and
pressured publishing. So, for the graduate students will be hit
sake of education, we will cease hardest.
research and publication until Sudents will be affected as
May 5. Only then will we again follows:
publish or perish. The Daily -Undergraduates. In-state stu- t e r s t
ntil then wishes its readers dents will pay $660 for two terms,
a joyous and felicitous exam up from the current $568 charge.
period. Non-residents will pay an increase
of $340 over their present .incre By SARA FITZGERALD cently-publicized policy of the LSA The board cited as reasons for 'he board t
who resigned last May. Since then, -Graduate students. In-state The LSA Executive Committee Administrative Board of not al- such notification election of light cases when n
botany Prof. Alfred Sussman has students will pay $800 an academic has voted to turn down the Ad- lowing students to re-enroll in the 1 o a d s, receiving incompletes, "The boar
been serving as acting dean of the year, a hike of $140, while non- ministrative Board's general pojicy fall who have not completed their which, if completed, would have and ask stud
college. resident tuition ,is increased from requiring students to complete de- degree requirements after eight was a policy change so we nave explain their
Since the committee began its $1,940 to $2.240. gree requirements within eight fall terms. made students eligible to graduate, extra terms,
deliberation at the beginning of -Professional schools. In-state and winter terms. The board sent letters to approx- and failure to elect a required Alfred Sussnm
January, they have considered law school tuition will increase Such a rule, the committee said, imately 120 students, stating that course. they will be
over 90 candidates nominated by $100. raising student fees to $900 relates only to cases of "inade- it was authorized to "place a 'Not The Executive Committee has, when there i
students, faculty and administra- a year, while non-resident tuition quate progress" toward a degree, to Register' notation on the records however, directed the Ad board student has b
tors. will be up $2.400 from $2,300. Med- a requirement which has been in of those seniors who have not com- to send another letter to these stu- it would be to
The committee has kept a tight ical, dental and public nealth existence for some time. pleted minimal graduation re- dents, explaining that the rule re- out of school.
security belt around all informa- schools will increase tuition $100 The committee's statement came quirements by the end of their lated only to cases of insufficient "There has
See SEE, Page 7 See AGREE, Page 12 amidst a controversy over the re- eighth full term." progress. The committee also asked letters made

en meeting yesterday.



After nearly a year in the
making, a University-wide ju-
dicial system was approved by
the Regents at their regular
monthly meeting yesterday,
with few changes from their
redraft of the judiciary com-
mittee's original proposal.
The new system - which will
adjudicate alleged violations of
the Regents' Interim Disciplinary
Rules until a new set of rules are
approved by Student Government
Council, Senate Assembly and the
Regents - provides for student
and faculty defendants to be tried
by a jury of their peers.
In other action, the Regents
approved a plan for the construe-
tion of 200 low-rent apartments
on North Campus by fall, 1972
(See story, page 12).
While the Regents voted 6-2 to
approve the judiciary proposal, a
noon rally and march to the Ad-
ministration Bldg. to protest the
University's policies on classified
and military research failed to
President Robben Fleming will
put the new judiciary system into
effect as . soon as the Regents
make appointments to its Court
of. Appeals, and approve a Ma-
nual of Procedure. The new judi-
ciary will be run on an experi-
See 'U', Page 12
Black cgets
Public Health Prof. Charles Kidd
was appointed yesterday as assist-
ant vice president for student serv-
Kidd, an associate in the Afro-
American and African Studies Pro-
gram, will have primary responsi-
bility for providing special serv-
ices to black and- Opportunity
Awards Program students.
Kidd's second responsibility will
be to assist Vice President for Stu
dent Services Robert Knauss in all
aspects of the work of the office.
Kidd is currently the highest
black in any administrative posi-
tion in the University.

o review individual
d will review cases
ents to come in and
reasons for taking
Acting LSA Dean
nan said. "However,
asked to leave only
is a feeling that the
een malingering or if
his advantage to drop
been no change of
it appear that there

P/otographer, Daily reporter arres ted

policy," Sussman continued. "The
requested that the letters be
cleared up."
Following the Executive Commit-
tee ruling, the Ad Board discussed
the eight term policy at their meet-
ing yesterday, attended by about
40 students.
As a means of clarification, Asst.
Dean James Shaw, chairman of
the board, said, "There is not and
never has been a rule excluding a
student from the College after eight
"There continues to be a review
by the Ad Board of students who
do not make normal progress to-
ward a degree for such reasons as
light loads, poor grades, incom-
pleted, and excessive drops," the
statement continued.
However, Shaw's statement went
on to say, "Because of the College's
general expectation that a student
who makes normal progress will
finish in the equivaleat of eight fall
or winter terms, the boari. there-
fore, will continue to review stu-
dents who, nearing their eighth
term, are not making normal pro-
gress because of the reasons listed
In addition, Ad board had said
that the policy was necessary be-

A staff reporter of The Daily and a
free-lance photographer were charged
yesterday with-committing a felony while
observing a group of youths engaged in
cutting down billboards on a road abcut
miles north of Jackson.
The Daily reporter, Jonathan Miller,
and the photographer, Andy Sacks, had
accompanied the group with the inten-

Miller had been authorized by the
Senior Editors of The Daily to accept an
invitaticn by members of the "billboard
handits" to accompany them as a re-
porter on a billboard raid Thursday
Both he and Sacks followed the ban-
dits for several hours, taking notes and
mitIures hut nt natitcina┬▒inQ-in the

The-trio took Miller and Sacks to their
home and held them at gunpoint until
State Police arrived.
After spending the night in t h e
Jackson County Jail, the two were
arraigned yesterday afternoon. B o t h
stood mute to the charges and a plea
of "not guilty" was entered by the court.
Miller was released on $1,000 bond,

erately made no effort to find out be-
cause they did not want to have to
identify them if they were caught.
"We have nothing to do with t h e
destruction of the billboards," Miller
said. "We specifically kept our distance
from the participants, merely observing
the situation with the intention of writ-
ing something about it."

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